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June 29 is a Last Tango/Endeavour/Vicious kind of night on PBS

Saturday, 21 June, marked the ‘official’ beginning of Summer. The Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year if you reside in the Northern hemisphere. That may very well be, but every day this week will seem like the longest day of the year given what PBS has in store for fans of great British telly on Sunday.

Sequel to the Five (ish) Doctors Special in the works

Almost completely overlooked amidst all the Doctor Who 50th anniversary hoopla was a brilliant little feature called The Five (ish) Doctors Reboot. The special, which originally aired around the 50th celebration last November, followed Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as they attempted to land a role in the […]

Sherlock actress moving from Baker Street to Ripper Street…temporarily.

In keeping with the tradition of the entire cast of Sherlock actors making maximum use of their downtime during the maddening but understandable hiatus between series, Louise Brealey will soon be following in the footsteps of series stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves by taking on other […]

PM David Cameron plays the ‘Downton Abbey’ card with Chinese Premier

What do you get that hard-to-buy-for individual on your shopping list? If you are Prime Minister David Cameron and you find yourself on the way to meet up with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his first official visit to the UK, there’s only one option…you play the Downton Abbey card. Seems as though the PM […]

Miss Marple returns to PBS in September. Vote for your favorite!

The bad news? America is dangerously close to the final five broadcasts of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot series starring Sir David Suchet. Over the last 25 years, Suchet will have played the Belgian detective in every Poirot story ever written by Christie, 66 to be exact.   The good news? There are still approximately 20 […]

PBS to re-open ‘The Paradise’ – Sunday, September 28

At long last, The Paradise is set for a series 2 return to PBS this Fall. While the doors have been closed since series 1 came to a close November 2013, fans of the BBC drama series have been wondering whether or not the second series would make its way to the US given it […]

Brenda Blethyn set for ‘Vera’ return in 2015

As series 4 begins on public television in America, filming has begun in the North East of England for series 5 of Vera. Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn reprises her role as the brilliantly perceptive DC Vera Stanhope alongside her new partner, DS Aiden Healy, played by Kenny Doughty. Gone from the forthcoming series is […]

Tom Hiddleston to star as Hank Williams in “I Saw the Light”

Tom Hiddleston has been tagged for the title role in the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light. The Westminster-born star of The Avengers, Thor, War Horse, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the BBC’s Hollow Crown series, will portray the “King of the Hillbillies” in a film about the country music star’s life. Williams […]

Early pics from Downton Abbey series 5 begin to surface

To the mild displeasure of series creator/writer, Julian Fellowes, bits and bobs from the set of Downton Abbey series 5 are beginning to leak out for all the world to see. You might remember it was Fellowes who playfully, but sternly, admonished series 5 guest star Richard E. Grant as to the dangers of revealing […]

Belgian detective’s final days documented in ‘Being Poirot’

One of the most poignant ‘behind-the-scenes’ docs is coming to public television stations this August from Acorn Media. Being Poirot, which recounts Sir David Suchet’s last days as that ‘funny little man’ born in the mind of Agatha Christie, will leave long-time viewers of the Poirot series just as gutted as David Suchet was during […]

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